Monday, January 10, 2011

Pray for Sudan

Justin Taylor highlights the upcoming independence vote for southern Sudan, and the need for Christians around the world to pray:

If you go to iTunes and download the song “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” ($.99), 100% of the proceeds go to His Voice Global to build a fourth orphanage in Southern Sudan. Sudan is a war-torn country with over 2 million dead, and scores of orphans. Once build, the orphanage will be self-sustained by HVG’s trucking company there.

The song is by Swoope, ft. Lecrae, Tedashii, and Jai. Here’s a new video:

Swoope "Actions Speak Louder" ft. Lecrae, Tedashii, and Jai from Collision Recs on Vimeo.

Here is a snippet from CNN on what is going to happen tomorrow (Sunday, January 9, 2011):

Several million people will decide in the next week or so whether to give birth to the world’s newest nation.

They will cast ballots on whether to declare independence at polling stations sprinkled across the vast, flat plains of Southern Sudan, an East African landscape long riven by chaos.

War and famine have ravaged generations in the south for as long as anyone can remember. Fighting forced more people from their homes than in any other nation on earth. Hope remained elusive.

Yet the vote has given many southerners the rare sense of exhilaration that is borne of new beginnings.

From January 9 to January 15, the black Christians and animists in the autonomous region of Southern Sudan will vote on whether to declare independence from a northern government dominated by Arab Muslims. The two sides fought a war that killed 2 million people from 1983 to 2005, when a peace treaty set the stage for the upcoming vote.

Nearly 4 million have registered to cast ballots. Few doubt the outcome. . .

[Read the rest.]

And pray. HVG shares 6 ways to pray on the eve of this historic vote.

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